FHA Acting Commissioner Expresses Disappointment in Congressional Spending Plan

first_img A $1.1 trillion congressional spending bill proposed on Thursday may avoid another government shutdown, but Biniam Gebre, acting commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), is disappointed that certain FHA programs were not included in that spending plan.The plan omitted FHA’s proposed lender fee and the agency’s Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK) program, which were created as part of an ongoing effort by the agency to expand credit access and move the economy toward recovery.”We are deeply disappointed programs that could have served millions of families will not be permitted under the bill,” Gebre said. “In today’s difficult economic times, we know congress has to make tough choices, yet the decision to not support FHA’s administrative fee for lenders and preventing implementation of the Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK) program that could have saved borrowers thousands of dollars stands in contrast to the rhetoric of wanting to support America’s hard-working families.”According to FHA, the proposed lender fee would have clarified the rules for lenders, thus giving them more confidence to loan to more FHA-eligible borrowers, at a cost of about $40 for every $10,000 over the life of the loan. FHA would have been able to use more up-to-date technology in order compete more effectively in an environment in which financing and risk management are constantly becoming more complex.Under the HAWK program, homeowners who attend housing counseling would be eligible for tangible savings on their FHA-insured loans totaling an average of about $9,800 over the life of the loan. FHA proposed reductions of 50 basis points in the upfront mortgage insurance premium (MIP) and 10 basis points in the annual MIP for homeowners who either complete housing counseling or sign a contract committing them to housing counseling prior to closing on the house. Homeowners who participate in post-closing counseling and accumulate a record of two years with no serious delinquencies on payments can receive an additional reduction of 15 basis points from the annual MIP.The HAWK program, according to FHA, is to “a strong step toward integrating housing counseling into the home buying process and ensuring broad access to housing counseling services.” Gebre believes that the housing market will suffer as a result of congress excluding the HAWK program from its recently-proposed spending plan.”This decision means that many families will continue to be locked out of the mortgage market, unable to buy a home or build wealth that often results from home ownership,” Gebre said. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / FHA Acting Commissioner Expresses Disappointment in Congressional Spending Plan December 11, 2014 970 Views  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Congressional Spending Plan Federal Housing Administration HAWK program Lender Fees Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago FHA Acting Commissioner Expresses Disappointment in Congressional Spending Plan Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Congressional Spending Plan Federal Housing Administration HAWK program Lender Fees 2014-12-11 Brian Honea Previous: Treasury Recovers Another $22 Million in TARP Investments Next: Fannie Mae Announces Risk Transfer Deal to Increase Role of Private Capital in Mortgage Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

Existing-Home Sales Down Month-Over-Month, But Up from a Year Ago

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Existing-Home Sales Down Month-Over-Month, But Up from a Year Ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Existing Home Sales Home Sales NAR National Association of Realtors 2015-02-23 Scott Morgan  Print This Post Tagged with: Existing Home Sales Home Sales NAR National Association of Realtors Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Real Estate Investor Acquires Mortgage Servicer for $1.3 Billion Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/24/2015 About Author: Scott Morgan Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Existing-Home Sales Down Month-Over-Month, But Up from a Year Ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago There’s good news and bad news for January’s existing-home sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. On the one hand, sales in January, for the fourth straight month, were ahead of the pace of sales a year ago. On the other hand, existing-home sales in all major regions declined last month to their lowest rate in nine months, with the West and Northeast getting the worst of it.The NAR’s latest look at existing-home sales shows that while sales nationally were 3.2 percent higher this January than last, single-family transactions were down almost 5 percent to 4.82 million. This is the lowest since last April’s 4.75 million.Existing-home sales in the West fell the most (7.1 percent), followed by the Northeast, which fell 6 percent in January. The South fell 4.6 percent and the Midwest 2.7 percent. Sales in each region, however, were higher than a year ago ‒‒ particularly the South, which is more than 5 percent up on last year’s sales.Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, blames typical new-year unpredictability for part of the drop. But a bigger factor is the one-two punch of low inventory ‒‒ down a half-percent from a year ago ‒‒ and higher sale prices across the country.”Low housing supply and the ongoing rise in home prices above the pace of inflation appeared to slow sales despite interest rates remaining near historic lows,” Yun said. “Realtors are reporting that low rates are attracting potential buyers, but the lack of new and affordable listings is leading some to delayed decisions.”This rise marks the 35th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains, which Yun said is another bright light amid improving labor markets and the economy in general. Keep in mind, however, that mortgage rates in January were a still-low 3.67 percent, according to Freddie Mac. Yun will withhold final judgment until rates rise and their impact on affordability is fully tested.Restrictions in lending, whether for single-family houses or condos, are a continued bugaboo for industry insiders. NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark. said that the Federal Housing Administration’s overly restrictive approval process limits buyers’ access to condos.”Condominiums offer an affordable option and are the first step to homeownership for many homebuyers,” Polychron said.NAR has been lobbying the FHA to develop more flexible and affordable financing policies for those looking to buy condos. According to NAR’s latest report, existing condo and co-op sales declined 3.5 percent, from 570,000 to 550,000 units from December to January. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 23, 2015 850 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

The Hope of High Tech

first_img Share Save Gagan Sharma is President and CEO of BSI Financial Services. Gagan acquired BSI from its former parent in 2006 and transformed the company from a small lender into an innovative and thriving loan servicing provider, growing BSI by over 70 times since his acquisition. Prior to acquiring BSI, Gagan founded a global outsourcing company serving the financial services and technology industries. About Author: Gagan Sharma Previous: Rude Awakening: Is Homeownership Still Part of the American Dream? Next: Dear HUD; Love, Senators Sign up for DS News Daily If you stop and think about it, the technology we use in our daily lives is truly mind-blowing. Take Google, for instance. When you begin typing a request into its search bar, the engine starts to guess what you’re looking for—even showing you suggestions while you’re still typing. This level of sophistication requires a lot of data and extremely advanced technology.Can we do something similar when it comes to servicing mortgage loans? Yes, we can.We are on the cusp of a quantum leap
in our industry, as the technology we use is catching up to the tremendous amount of data we already possess.As we are all probably aware, the mortgage industry has not historically been known
as the most cutting edge, especially on the servicing side. But things are changing—and quickly. Mortgage servicing technology is starting to catch up with the vast amount of data we have accumulated over the past several years, allowing us to make full use of that information and improve what we do.DIGGING THROUGH THE DATA Most servicers now store more than 10,000 elds of data on every loan they service. Just a few years ago, the industry typically captured and stored no more than a couple of hundred data points.Technology improvements still haven’t fully caught up to the vast amount of data we capture, but servicing systems have become much more robust over the last few years. In fact, in the next few years, we believe servicers will be able to use all that information already housed in their systems to make better, faster decisions that will enable them to improve customer service, lower risk, reduce fraud, and increase loan quality. The data is there, but we haven’t had the tools to fully exploit it. Now that the tools are within reach, we will be able to service loans smarter, better, cheaper, and faster than we ever have before.PUSHING PROGRESS FORWARD While advancements in technology are closer to making servicer data more actionable, there are several imperatives hastening it, making this change not just something that will be nice to have, but something that must happen—and soon.Certainly, regulatory compliance pressures and investor demands are driving servicers
to improve, but so are increased consumer expectations. As we noted in the Google example, consumers today are used to pressing a button on a smartphone and getting what they want almost instantly.We are already seeing that urgency on the origination side of our business with the advent of the digital mortgage. Consumers can now apply for a loan online and check the status of their application no matter their location or the time of day.THE POWER OF DATA By truly leveraging all this data, we will
be able to make our processes better and faster, while also lowering risk and improving quality. More speci cally, we will be able
to respond to borrower requests faster and more accurately. at will come in handy, especially given the regulations that require us to respond to customer requests—for a loan modi cation, for example—within a certain number of days. A combination of more data and better technology will reduce the time
of our response. It should also increase the quality of that response, which will, in turn, improve the customer’s experience.Improved data can also improve overall customer service. An underwriter or loss mitigation agent, for example, will be able to resolve matters faster based on our historical experience with all of our customers. We’ll know what may work and what won’t—even before the customer calls.While it is important to do things faster for the borrower, we also want to make sure we are not increasing risk in the process. Better data mining will enable us to better spot and reduce fraud. We will be able to track certain trends and patterns so that we can identify the potential risk of fraud and loss. This is just what our industry needs.LISTENING IN What particularly intrigues us is the use we can make of the recordings of conversations with customers.We’re all familiar with the notice we get when we call a financial institution or other organization: “is call may be recorded for training and quality assurance purposes.” That’s not just an annoying disclaimer. In fact, we actually do use those recordings
for those stated purposes. We use them to make sure our employees are making the required disclosures to borrowers and are treating customers appropriately. We also use them to identify which of our call center representatives are doing a good job and which ones need to improve.But instead of listening to just a sampling of these phone calls, enhanced technology will enable us to listen and learn from every single one of our calls. Yes, everyone. As we look ahead to the next year or two, we think that is the next step of advanced intelligence gathering.You might be wondering, “With all of the tens of thousands of calls servicers get each year, what difference will it make between listening to a random sampling of calls as opposed to all of them?” The answer is a lot. In fact, the more data we can learn from, the better the results.Another intriguing aspect will not just be listening to the words being spoken but being able to interpret what the customer is saying beyond the actual words, and identifying and extracting meaning from the borrower’s— and the agent’s—tone. We’re already seeing this speech technology being put to use on Wall Street trading floors to mitigate losses from fraud and unauthorized trades. Using voice data and other information, banks and securities firms can try to head of bad trades or illegal activity by their employees before they happen.In the mortgage servicing realm, we’ll be able to ensure even better quality to our customers than we can now. In theory, if we can listen to all phone calls instead of a random sample of them, we’ll be better able to make sure all of our employees are always doing things the right way and providing good support all the time. I know for a fact that as a servicer, we do it a vast majority of the time.The question is, can we go even further to improve the quality of the work we do? I think we can. is technology will enable us to improve the quality of our delivery
by identifying exceptions earlier and implementing fixes more quickly.THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT These phenomenal technological advances will make the next year or two an exciting time for mortgage servicers—as well as
our borrowers and investors. If technology improvements come even close to matching the increase in data capture we’ve seen over the past few years, taking customer service and quality control “to the next level” won’t be a trite cliché but a reality. in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Print Features The Hope of High Tech Home / Daily Dose / The Hope of High Tech The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago July 6, 2017 1,776 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago High Tech 2017-07-06 Gagan Sharma Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: High Tech Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

The Week Ahead: Exploring Repercussions of Nonjudicial Foreclosure

Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Exploring Repercussions of Nonjudicial Foreclosure Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Dennis Obduskey vs. McCarthy & Holthus Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Legal League 100 Matthew Podmenik non-judicial foreclosure Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago On Wednesday, 2 p.m. CST, a webinar will explore the potential outcomes of the Dennis Obduskey vs. McCarthy & Holthus Supreme Court case and how these outcomes would impact both the mortgage industry and the legal professionals supporting it. The subject matter experts will discuss the case overview and current status, potential Supreme Court rulings, The Legal League’s amicus curiae brief and the impact of the possible outcome on mortgage servicing and legal practices.As reported in DS News earlier, in the case of Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus, LLP, the Legal League 100 had filed an amicus curiae brief in support of McCarthy & Holthus. The brief contended that law firms acting on behalf of their mortgage servicer clients by completing the non-judicial foreclosure process in states where permitted are not subject to regulation under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The brief noted that such servicers are not collecting a debt as defined under the plain language of the statute.In support of the respondent, McCarthy & Holthus, the brief argued that finding in favor of the plaintiff is likely to encourage mortgage servicers to possibly proceed with judicial foreclosures in states where permitted. This will, in turn, result in a significant increase of time and costs associated with a foreclosure and the borrower will eventually bear the cost per the terms of most deeds of trust and state law. The webinar to be held will be presented by Matthew Podmenik, Managing Partner, McCarthy & Holthus Law Firm. Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:NAHB Housing Market Index, Tuesday 10 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTNAR Existing Home Sales, Thursday, 10 a.m. ESTCensus Bureau New Residential Construction Survey, Wednesday, 9 a.m. ESTFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday, 10 a.m. EST2019 Tax Changes and How to Prepare, FORCE webinar, Thursday, noon CST Dennis Obduskey vs. McCarthy & Holthus Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Legal League 100 Matthew Podmenik non-judicial foreclosure 2019-02-15 Donna Joseph The Week Ahead: Exploring Repercussions of Nonjudicial Foreclosure Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 15, 2019 1,374 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Previous: Carrington Adds New Member to its Correspondent Lending Team Next: Spotlight on Single-Borrower Performance in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing read more

Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service release Donegal 2010 figures

first_img Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – February 21, 2011 Previous articleHauliers to take their protest to Leinster House in DublinNext articleTanaiste rejects Sinn Fein criticism on schools News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest WhatsApp 281 people in Donegal contacted the Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service in 2010 according to figures released by the society today.88 nights of care were provided in Donegal last year, at a cost of €30,800, while over €24,300 in financial aid was provided to people in the county in 2010.The figures were released to coincide with the launch of Daffodil Day, which takes place on the 25th of next month.Justin Mc Dermott is the Head of Fundraising in the North West – He’s appealing to people to volunteer for the day:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/cancr5301.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service release Donegal 2010 figures Google+ News NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny last_img read more

Thousands expected in Donegal for rally weekend

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Donegal International Rally gets underway this morning, with thousands of visitors in the county for what is one of the biggest events of the year.Gardai are promising a significant presence on the roads over the next three days, and are urging people to obey marshalls at all times.There will be road closures in place at various locations over the weekend, with the Lough Swilly Ferry saying it will be dedicated to foot passengers while town stages are being held in Buncrana.Inspector Michael Harrison had this advice for anybody attending the rally .[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/harr1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – June 18, 2010 Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleNew legislation considered for jet skisNext articleCarndonagh principal fears rally noise has distracted exam students News Highland Google+center_img Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today News WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Thousands expected in Donegal for rally weekend Pinterestlast_img read more

Roof blown off supermarket in Omagh as strong winds hit Northwest

first_img Roof blown off supermarket in Omagh as strong winds hit Northwest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – December 14, 2013 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Previous articleStrabane SDLP Cllr accuses Sinn Fein of indecisiveness over 800 DARD jobsNext articleOutstanding Achievement Award for Quigley News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Gale force winds have blown part of the roof off a supermarket in Omagh.The damage was caused to Supervalu on Market Street just after 11am on Saturday.A large piece of the roof came down and was caught on a canopy and cables.Police said there were no reports of any injuries.Cordons were put in place in the area while fire crews removed the debris.The area has now been reopened. Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Construction of Letterkenny Treatment Plant on track

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published The construction of the Letterkenny Treatment Plant and Sludge Treatment Centre is currently on target for its intended finish date of March 2013.A new waste water treatment plant is being built in Magheranan, new storm water overflow works are being constructed in Ballyraine and new sludge treatment works are being engineered in Bunagee.Letterkenny Town Council was told last night that the project is well on target so far, and Town Councillors are to get to look at the project first hand later this year.Senior Engineer, Paedar McCrory, said the project shouldn’t cause too much disruption over the next few months:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/pad830.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – October 11, 2011 Previous articleLifford to look at new plans after one way road system rejectionNext article‘Tendering deficiencies’ linked to Councillor Brogan’s company News Highland Newsx Adverts Construction of Letterkenny Treatment Plant on track LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+last_img read more

Hospital manager praises staff response to emergency

first_img Previous articleThree hospitalised and 49 discharged after bus crashNext articleEducation is key for Fianna Fail re-emergence – Deputy McConalogue News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – June 24, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Pinterest Newsx Adverts Facebook The manager of Letterkenny General Hospital has paid tribute to staff following their response to a bus crash yesterday which saw 51 people brought to the Emergency Department.The bus, which was carrying 49 elderly passengers on a day trip, was in collision with a car at Castleogary near Killybegs at 4.30 last evening.A total of 52 people were brought to the hospital, including the two people who were in the car.The HSE has confirmed 49 patients were assessed, treated and discharged with follow-up Outpatients appointments. A further three patients with more serious injuries were admitted to hospital, and they remain in hospital this evening. All three are said to be comfortable .Hospital Manager Sean Murphy says the response of staff to the emergency was superb, and while the Major Incident Plan was not fully implemented, they were ready to deal with the situation……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/murffull.mp3[/podcast] Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Hospital manager praises staff response to emergency Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Twitter Google+ Google+ WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey last_img read more

Council promises improved answering service on emergency water line

first_imgNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – December 29, 2009 Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook WhatsApp Twitter As problems with water supplies continue across Donegal, householders and keyholdersare again being urged to check unoccupied houses and premises for burst pipes, and report any leaks to Donegal County Council immediately.Overnight, Donegal County Council shut down reservoirs across the county on a phased basis to allow supplies build up again. However, indications are it will take at least another day or two before anything resembling normality is restoredThe council’s Director of Water Services Seamus Neely says the biggest problem of all is that there is not one single fault, there are numerous small faults having a cumulative effect.Con Mc Laughlin of the Water Service has confirmed that the council’s emergency lines are being diverted to a call centre in Cork, and many went unanswered yesterday because of the level of calls being received.He says the company has brought in more staff to handle queries from today. Google+center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Previous articleDonegal County Council replenishes salt stocksNext articleSalmon fishery regulations confirmed News Highland Twitter Council promises improved answering service on emergency water line PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more